Berlin is a leading tourist destination in Germany that is situated on the riverbanks of Spree. There are numerous canals and lakes that cover Berlin including the Teggeler See, Grosser Wannsee and Grosser Muggelsee. The climate in Berlin is continental having hot summers and cold winters. If you are going to stay in one of Berlin hotels you should know that the hottest months are from June to August while the coldest months are from December to February.
The city was divided into four parts during World War II when the Soviet Union captured Berlin in 1945, but it was soon divided into only two parts in 1948. East Berlin became the capital of East Germany in 1949 while West Berlin became an alliance of the United States. Both East and West Berlin finally got reunited in 1990 and was named Germany's capital.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
There are three major festivals in Berlin that attract thousands of tourists each year and they are the Berlin Film Festival in February, the Berlin Love Parade in July, and the Berlin Marathon in September. Berlin is famous for its fine museums and the most-visited is the Museum Island which houses several museums including the Pergamon-Museum. The city also boasts of its spectacular churches such as the Berlin Cathedral, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and St. Mary's Church. A trip to Berlin won't be complete without visiting the historic Berlin Wall, Berlin Wall Memorial and Checkpoint Charlie.
The fastest and cheapest way to get around Berlin is by bicycle or scooter and there are lots of rentals in the city. You can also take the train or subway for farther destinations. You can find cheap hotels in Berlin via otel.com